CLAT Syllabus 2020 – The Consortium of National Law Universities has released the CLAT 2020 syllabus on its official website. The syllabus of CLAT 2020 gives an overview of subjects candidates have to cover while doing their preparation. CLAT syllabus 2020 contains all the topics which will form the basis of the test paper. It should be noted that CLAT 2020 syllabus is different for 5-year integrated LLB than the one for LLM admission test. The CLAT syllabus for undergraduate entrance test will include topics like general knowledge & current affairs, English, legal aptitude and logical reasoning. Sections such as Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, and others are included for postgraduate CLAT 2020 syllabus. Read the complete article to know more about the detailed CLAT syllabus 2020, exam pattern and other CLAT related information.

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CLAT 2020 Syllabus - Undergraduate Level

Candidates must note that the following topics will be covered in the CLAT 2020 for five-year integrated law admission test.

CLAT Syllabus (Undergraduate)




  • comprehension passages
  • Grammar

  • word meanings

  • incorrect/correct sentences


  • algebra

  • profit and loss

  • time and work

  • average, speed and distance

  • permutation-combination and Venn diagrams

  • statistical estimation

  • Mensuration

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

  • Static general knowledge including History, Polity, Geography, Environment, etc.

  • Current affairs- national of national and international importance, sports, new appointments, awards and honours etc.

Logical Reasoning

Logical and Analytical reasoning skills

Legal Aptitude

  • Study of law

  • Research aptitude

  • Problem-solving ability

  • Questions based on hypothetical situations

  • Important court decisions

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CLAT Syllabus - Explained

English - In this section, the questions will be based on comprehension passages of 450 words each, mainly derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The comprehension passage will be followed by a series of questions based on the passage. The questions will also be asked to test candidate's knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, word phrase and meaning etc.

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Mathematics- Under this section, the questions will be asked from elementary maths and will be intended to test the candidate's basic ability to derive information from passages, graphs, or other representations, As per the latest changes, the maths section will strictly be based on the class 10th level and will include questions from ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.

CLAT syllabus for Maths

Short sets of facts or propositions
diagrammatic representations of numerical information
ratios and proportion
basic algebra
statistical estimation

General knowledge & Current affairs- Questions in General knowledge and current affairs will also be in the form of some comprehension passage of 450 words each. Each passage will be followed by some questions, intended to test candidates ability to understand the legal information and knowledge discussed in the passage. The topics of General knowledge and Current affairs include the following.

CLAT syllabus for General knowledge and Current affairs

Contemporary events of significance from India and the worldArts and culture
International affairsHistorical events of continuing significance

Logical Reasoning- In this section, candidates will be given passages of around 300 words each. From each passage, one or more questions will be asked in the examination. Logical reasoning topics include the following topics.

CLAT syllabus for Logical reasoning

Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusionsRelationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence
Assessing the effectiveness of arguments.Inferring from the passage and applying them in new situations.
Critical analysis of reasoning and drawing conclusions on the basis of premises or evidence.Drawing arguments from the passage

Legal Aptitude- This section will also contain the comprehension based questions of 450 words each. The passages will contain topics from legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. The section will contain preposition and facts based problems. Having a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues will be helpful in understanding the passages and solving questions form them. The legal aptitude section intends to test candidates on the following aspects.

  • Identifying and inferring the principles and rules given in the passage.
  • Applying the given rules and principles in various situations.
  • Understanding the changes in the application of various fact situations with the changes in the rules and principles

CLAT Syllabus 2020 for LLM - An overview

The conducting body has notified the changes to the CLAT PG syllabus 2020 through the notification. The topics included in the syllabus are more or less similar, but this year, the questions will be comprehension type along with subjective type questions. In the comprehensive type section, candidates will be given comprehension passages from which candidates will have to answer the objective type questions. In the second section, candidates will have to answer two essay type questions.

What type of comprehension passages may appear in CLAT 2020 for LLM?

The comprehension passage may include a short article revolving around the issues of law or may include legal, factual, and philosophical issues. Candidates will be expected to have awareness about the issues discussed in the passage along with the legal and political aspects that form the theme of the comprehension.

CLAT LLM Syllabus

Constitutional Law

Law of Torts

Administrative law

Criminal Law

Family lawLabour and industrial law
Property lawPublic international law


Company law

Intellectual Property Law

International Law

Tax law

Law of Contracts

Environmental law

Constitutional Law- It refers to the rights stated and implemented in the federal and state constitutions. The majority of this body of law has developed from state and federal supreme court rulings, which interpret their respective constitutions and ensure that the laws passed by the legislature do not violate constitutional limits.

Law of Torts- In common law jurisdictions, it is a civil wrong that causes a claimant to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious act.

CLAT 2020 Syllabus – Marks distribution

The following table contains section-wise marks distribution for BA LLB and LLM programmes:

  1. CLAT - UG - Subject wise marks distribution

The Consortium of National Law Universities has changed the exam pattern for CLAT 2020. As per the latest updates, CLAT 2020 (UG) will have 150 questions each carrying one mark. The updated details of subject wise marks distribution are given below.

CLAT syllabus 2020 (UG) - Subject wise marks distribution


Number of Questions


English and comprehension

28-32 questions

28 - 32

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

13-17 questions

13 - 17

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

35-39 questions

35 - 39

Logical Reasoning

28-32 questions

28 - 32

Legal Aptitude

35-39 questions

35 - 39



  1. CLAT 2020 Syllabus- LLM programme

The question paper of CLAT PG will include both multiple-choice questions (MCQs), and essay type questions. MCQs and comprehension based questions will carry 100 questions of one mark each, while subjective questions will be of 50 marks; for full details consult the tables below.

Multiple Choice Questions



Number of Questions



Constitutional Law




Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.






Subjective type questions:

The paper will include two essay type questions each carrying 25 marks; the topics of the essay would be law and contemporary issues. The word limit for the essays will be 800 words.

CLAT Syllabus 2020 - Paper Pattern

Please note, the entrance examination for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be held on the same date. Candidates can refer to the table given below to understand the paper pattern of CLAT 2020.

CLAT Exam Pattern - Undergraduate

Mode of Examination


Duration of Examination

2 hours

Language Options


Type of Questions


Total Number of Questions


Negative Marking

0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt

CLAT Exam Pattern - Postgraduate

Mode of Examination


Duration of Examination

2 hours

Language Options


Type of Questions

Objective and subjective (essay) type

Total Number of Questions

100 (objective type) + 2 essay type questions (800 words per essay)

Negative Marking

0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect attempt

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT Syllabus 2020

Question: What is the benefit of consulting the syllabus of CLAT 2020?


By referring the CLAT 2020 syllabus, the candidate will not only the subjects, but also subject-wise topics, covered in the exam.

Question: Is the CLAT 2020 syllabus same for the LLM and BA LLB program?


No, the CLAT 2020 syllabus is different for the postgraduate and undergraduate courses. So depending on which course the candidate is seeking admission to, the candidate needs to refer the relevant syllabus only. 

Question: Will questions be asked from only from syllabus, or also outside?


Typically, all questions in CLAT 2020 will be asked from the prescribed CLAT 2020 syllabus only. So the candidate needs to follow the syllabus closely.

Question: How many subjects will be there in CLAT (UG) 2020 exam?


The BA LLB course has five sections - English, Mathematics, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude

Question: Is there any changes to CLAT syllabus 2020?


No, only the CLAT exam pattern is changed. The CLAT 2020 - UG will have more comprehension based questions this year.

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How much marks required for apply in CLAT examination 2020

Smrity 5th Apr, 2020


A minimum marks of 45% in the qualifying exam is to be scored by the candidate to be eligible to take the CLAT exam. The minimum marks required is 40 % for the reserved category and 45 for general category. The candidate must have passed senior secondary that is 12th exam to be eligible to take the paper.

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CLAT and BALLB are on the same date what should i do, as i want to give both exams

Akram Khan 5th Apr, 2020


CLAT is a national level exam. It is conducted for admission to programs offered by the 22 participating NLUs.  PU LLB is a entrance exam for admission to pujab University. The  Entrance exam dates for both the exam are same i.e. 24th may

You can mail to PU LLB entrance authority at about your problem.You must mention your name, application no. and other information related to your problem in the email.

Hope they resolve your problem. If they not hear your problem then you have to give that exam which is your higher priority or deciding institution where you want to take admission.

All the best.


From which app will I get free video lectures for preparing CLAT Examination

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 5th Apr, 2020

We cannot authenticate other video lectures for the lack of authenticity. But CLAT syllabus has changed and t o give you a gist of the changed syllabus,

The no.of questions asked will be reduced from 200 to 150  but the time duration will be the same

English: There will be no more direct vocabulary questions

GK: Static GK will be removed and only your knowledge on current affairs will be tested

Mathematics: Only DI based questions.

Logical Reasoning: More emphasis on critical reasoning questions

Legal Aptitude: No Legal GK questions but the reasoning questions will remain.

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clat exam 2019 question paper and answer

Aditya kumar Student Expert 5th Apr, 2020
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This past year paper will help you to understand the types of questions which are asked in exam, you will understand the important topics which are covered in the exam by practising them, you will also get to know your preparation level .Best of luck for your clat examination.


can i get into jindal only through clat?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 5th Apr, 2020

Admission to Jindal Global Law School is done through LSAT, and this goes for all their law programs such as integrated law program for five year duration,three years LLB program or one year LLM program, in case you're interested register at
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